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PCSO recruitment begins

Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, says he is ‘delighted’ that we will soon have more officers on-the-beat as the drive to recruit 50 new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) opened yesterday (18 March).

The latest recruitment campaign has kick-started only days after the closing date for applications to become a police officer in Nottinghamshire. More than 2,300 applications were received from candidates who want to be a police officer as well as hundreds of calls being received from potential applicants.

Paddy Tipping said: “The recruitment of more PCSOs in Nottinghamshire will help us to increase our officer presence on the streets as well as helping to improve the safety of communities in both the city and county.

“This was something I set out to achieve in my manifesto last November, and am delighted that we are now able to advertise for a number of extra officers in my first budget.

“I would encourage anyone who is considering applying to get their application form completed as soon as possible. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to make a positive difference in local areas as well as building a good career for themselves with Nottinghamshire Police.”

PCSO John Taylor joined the Force in 2003 and is based at Arnold.

He said: “A typical day can be anything from antisocial behaviour jobs in the community, to visiting vulnerable people and dealing with minor incidents.

“We also go to patch meetings which help to set priorities for police work in that area.

“There is a big focus on getting involved with the community and it is a very enjoyable job.”

All applications should be received by midday on 2 April 2013. To find out more information or to get an application pack visit: http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/jobs/pcso_recruitment/

 

Posted on Tuesday 19th March 2013
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